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Budget 2015 edition
Nicky Newton-King. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

EDITOR'S NOTE: Victimology is self-fulfilling

Zuma's insistent claims of economic inadequacy are demeaning to ordinary South Africans, who are succeeding against the odds, writes Tim Cohen


DERBY'S COUNTY: Glimmer of hope

The appointment of Maria Richter to AngloGold's board may just mean its local assets could have a longer shelf life in its portfolio, writes Ron Derby


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: How to free top-line growth

Either government reins in the growth in its wage bill or sovereign ratings downgrades and higher borrowing costs will follow, writes Nazmeera Moola

Peter Bruce. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

BRUCE’S LIST: The Chancer’s Guide to Informed Conversation

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week February 25 2015


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Food fit for the prez

Amid allegations of a poison plot, poor Jacob Zuma may want to take a break from pap and chicken and try something different, writes Justice Malala



Often compared to the once-dominant Microsoft, Google is starting to see its own obituaries appearing. Toby Shapshak asks if it should be worried


MARKET WATCH: Ray of hope?

Marc Hasenfuss asks if this is the darkest hour before the Dawn executives see the light and rework a buy-back that prejudices some shareholders

Founder of Curro Holdings Chris van der Merwe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Curro; Dawn

The mighty beast Curro rumbles on like some untamed Godzilla, while Dawn has been stumbling from Scylla to Charybdis and receiving a thorough working-over from each, writes Jamie Carr

Gary Bell. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Barloworld surer bet

Sanctions are bad for Barlowold, but not as bad as oil prices


INVESTOR’S NOTEBOOK: Corporate Expansion

Corporates are expanding: 2014 had the highest levels of mergers & acquisitions since 2007


Thulas Nxesi. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

LETTER: Help make work

The EPWP is not just about people wearing orange overalls and cleaning our streets


LETTER: Toothless watchdogs

In SA we have a plethora of institutions that purport to be watchdogs for the people

ANOTHER WEEK: February 26

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

EDITORIAL: The Melos analogy to the Greek drama

Greek history is so rich, long and well documented, it’s almost too easy to find an analogy for its current drachma drama

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s gospel of shared misery

Clouds still hang over parliament after last week’s chaotic scenes at the state of the nation address, the behaviour of the speaker, the ejected MPs and those who violently removed them


GIMME VIDEO: Budget beaut

The little price is a big talking point with this device

VIDEO: Mining minister plans to implement transformation in mining

Ron Derby takes a look at Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi's transformation plans for South Africa's mining sector

FM Property Handbook 2014

Read the full Property Handbook, with assessments of the entire sector and profiles of funds and companies in SA

FM Top Companies 2014

Download the full Financial Mail Top Companies 2014 report (38MB)